USAT 2014 NATIONAL AQUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2014 EL RENO SPLASH-n-DASH is the USAT NATIONAL AQUATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. As such it is a qualifying event for the 2015 AQUATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
Closer to home, this is also the culminating event in the Tri-OKC Splash-n-Dash series, and as the championship race, it will be worth additional points to competitors in that series.
EVENT START TIME:
Sunday, October 5th, 9:00 AM
A brief session will be held @ 8:30am to go over COURSE RULES AND ANY CHANGES.
Questions? Contact the Administrator
DIRECTIONS TO EVENT: To Lake El Reno: From OKC take I-40 west to El Reno, exit Country Club Rd (Exit 123). Go north 1 mile to Elm St. Go west (turn left) on Elm St. and road will lead straight in the parking/race start area. Look for the El Reno water tower.
Please park in the grass in the ball park area, just before entering the race site.
NO PARKING IN THE PAVED PARKING LOT OR BY THE PAVILLION. YOU MUST PARK ON THE GRASS, EAST OF THE PAVILLION TOWARDS THE WATER TOWER. WE MAY ALSO OPEN UP PARKING ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ELM, NEXT TO GOLF COURSE.
How do I qualify for this event?
There are no qualification standards to race the USA Triathlon Aquathlon National Championship and all skill levels are welcome. This is the only opportunity to qualify for Aquathlon World Championship that will be in Chicago, September 2015.
HOTELS and location from Airport/Downtown
There are several hotels just 2 miles from the race site located at Country Club Drive and I40, south side of El Reno, OK. Baymont, Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn, and Best Western is where most of our triathletes stay when they come from out of town. Lake El Reno is approximately 30 miles from Will Rogers World Airport. El Reno is due west from airport (or downtown Oklahoma City) and the Lake is only a couple of miles off of I40 (exit 123)
If you choose to stay by the airport, all the major hotel chains are there north of the airport on Meridian Ave.
CAMPING & RV's
Looking to save some $$. You can also camp out at the race site. If you want to keep the Race Directors company, it's free. We generally pitch tents inside the pavillion and in the general area around transition just to keep an eye on the race site. There is an RV park with hook ups located on the run course 1/2 mile from transition.
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USAT Aquathlon National Championship on Facebook: El Reno Aquathlon on Facebook
USAT AQUATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (1500m Swim/10,000m Run)
USAT Sanctioned courses. The 1500 yard swim is an open water swim in Lake El Reno. Clockwise triangle course.
The 10k run course is flat and winding asphalt road, out and back course. 2 Loops out and back course.
Course Map posted below. Aid Stations at 100 yards from transition, then at 1,2,3,4, and 5 mile points. Gatorade and water on the course.
There will be a fenced transition area for your towel, running shoes, etc. Participants ONLY allowed in transition. Assigned slots by Age Group. Expecting a wetsuit legal event, lake temperature expected to be in the low-to-mid 70's. Race official will declare the temperature the morning of the race. There WILL be westuit strippers to assist in wetsuit removal.
AWARDS AND SWAG
Standard USAT Age Group awards will be given, including Top 3 Overall. Route 66 Finisher Medals to ALL.
Please see section regarding qualifying for TEAM USA in 2015.
Registrants will be guaranteed 1 shirt, and there will also receive cap, socks, or shirt, based on supply.
Register early!! There are price increases that go into effect on 8/1, 9/1, and 10/1.
NO TRANSFERS & NO REFUNDS.
YOU, AND ONLY YOU, MAY PICK UP YOUR RACE PACKET. Have your photo ID plus your (current and unexpired) USAT membership card (or have purchased your $12 1-Day pass during the registration process). You cannot pickup somebody else's packet and vice versa.
PACKET PICKUP WILL BE ON SATURDAY Noon-6PM AND ON RACE DAY ONLY! STARTING AT 7:30AM.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!!
REGISTRATION DETAILS & LATE REGISTRATION
Register early and on-line!!! ROUTE 66 WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING ON-LINE REGISTRATION. THIS IS A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE. Early-bird entry fee of $30.00 before March 1st when entry goes up. Entry after Sept 1st is $70.00, on Oct 1st price jumps to $90. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY AT NOON.....NO EXCEPTIONS AND NO WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
NO TRANSFERS, NO REFUNDS AFTER Sept 1st. REFUNDS BEFORE Sept 1 WILL BE A 50% REFUND, minus service charge.
TEAM USA QUALIFICATION FOR WORLDS 2015 IN CHICAGO
The 2014 USA Triathlon Aquathlon National Championships serve as qualification for the 2015 World Championships, which are scheduled to be held in Chicago, September 15-20, 2015. (Best guess: The Aquathlon will be held Sept 16 on the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the Oly and Sprint ITU triathlons. FYI: ITU has been known to change the dates.
•Event: 2014 USA Triathlon Aquathlon Triathlon National Championships
•Qualification: Top 20 in each age group rolling down to 25th place after applying age-up rule <== that's per USAT website...but, we think that may expand to 25 since USA is the host country for ITU Worlds...stay tuned.)
All athletes eligible to represent the United States must:
•Be a U.S. citizen OR
•Be a U.S. national – someone who has resided in the U.S. for three consecutive years and has not competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year.
Team USA eligible athletes must not have competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year. Athletes who choose to be recognized as nationals who have competed for their country of citizenship in the last year may get dispensation by obtaining a letter from the national federation of their home country allowing competition as a USA athlete.
EVENT DAY PARKING
There will be parking on grass, by the El Reno water tower. Please follow volunteer directions to this area. YOU MUST BE ON THE GRASS AND MUST BE 50 FEET AWAY FROM THE PAVEMENT.
EVENT TIME LINE
Packet Pickup: Noon-6pm at Lake El Reno. 2000 W. Elm St.
Swim Practice: All day, beach is open. Course will not be open to swimming.
7:30am Packet Pick Up
8:30am Pre Race Meeting - ALL Athletes
9:00am Race Start
9:03am 2nd Wave. Additional waves may be added based on participant turnout. 3 minute intervals.
11:30am Award Ceremony
Noon: ITU Slot Age Group World Championship/Team USA confirmation.
TIMING & RACE RESULTSThis will be a ChampionChip Timed Event. You will be given your chip prior to the race. It will be removed after you cross the finish line. If you drop out of the race PLEASE be sure to return the chip to a "Chip" volunteer at the finish line. If not returned you will incur a $35 replacement fee. Results will be available online at: DG Roadracing Calendar and Results
TRANSITION AND GEAR CHECK
Transition area is for race entrants (those that are Body Marked), ONLY! YOU WILL RECEIVE 2 SETS OF BODY TATTOOS!! THE 2 BLACK TATS GO ON YOUR FRONT SHOULDERS (BICEP TATS), THE TWO ORANGE TATS GO ON YOUR WETSUIT, ON FRONT THIGH (QUAD TATS). YOU WILL HAVE ASSIGNED SPOTS IN TRANSITION. Gear will be checked prior to entry into transition area. NO ONE will be allowed in transition area until the Race Director announces that the transition area is open.
Who are you registering?
WAIVER AND RELEASE
WARNING: READ CAREFULLY. THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDES A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS AND DEPRIVES YOU OF THE RIGHT TO SUE USA TRIATHLON AND OTHER PARTIES. DO NOT SIGN THIS AGREEMENT UNLESS YOU HAVE READ IT IN ITS ENTIRETY. SEEK THE ADVICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF ITS EFFECT.
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY,
ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
IN CONSIDERATION of USA Triathlon (“USAT”) allowing me to participate in any USAT sanctioned event (the “Event” or “Events”) as either a member of USAT or through the issuance of a single event license or permit; I, for myself, and on behalf of my spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby agree to and make the following contractual representations pursuant to this Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (the “Agreement”);
1. I hereby represent that (i) I am in good health and in proper physical condition to participate in the Event; and (ii) I am not under the influence of alcohol or any illicit or prescription drugs which would in any way impair my ability to safely participate in the Event. I agree that it is my sole responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit and healthy enough to participate in the Event.
2. I understand and acknowledge the physical and mental rigors associated with triathlon, duathlon, or other multi-sport events, and realize that running, bicycling, swimming and other portions of such Events are inherently dangerous and represent an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits. I understand that participation involves risks and dangers which include, without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, sickness and disease, permanent disability, paralysis and loss of life; loss of or damage to equipment/property; exposure to extreme conditions and circumstances; accidents, contact or collision with other participants, spectators, vehicles or other natural or manmade objects; dangers arising from adverse weather conditions; imperfect course conditions; water, road and surface hazards; equipment failure; inadequate safety measures; participants of varying skill levels; situations beyond the immediate control of the Event Organizers; and other undefined risks and dangers which may not be readily foreseeable or are presently unknown (“Risks”). I understand that these Risks may be caused in whole or in part by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Event, or the acts, inaction or negligence of the Released Parties defined below, and I hereby expressly assume all such Risks and responsibility for any damages, liabilities, losses or expenses which I incur as a result of my participation in the Event.
3. I agree to be familiar with and to abide by the Rules and Regulations established for the Event, including but not limited to the Competitive Rules adopted by USAT and the Guide to Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods of Doping adopted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. I also accept sole responsibility for my own conduct and actions while participating in the Event, and the condition and adequacy of my equipment.
4. I hereby Release, Waive and Covenant Not to Sue, and further agree to Indemnify, Defend and Hold Harmless the following parties: USAT, the Event Owners, Organizers and Promoters, Race Directors, Sponsors, Advertisers, Host Cities, United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Local Organizing Committees, Venues and Property Owners upon which the Event takes place, Law Enforcement Agencies and other Public Entities providing support for the Event, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, members, agents, employees and volunteers (Individually and Collectively, the “Released Parties” or “Event Organizers”), with respect to any liability, claim(s), demand(s), cause(s) of action, damage(s), loss or expense (including court costs and reasonable attorneys fees) of any kind or nature (“Liability”) which may arise out of, result from, or relate to my participation in the Event, including claims for Liability caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Released Parties. I further agree that if, despite this Agreement, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim for Liability against any of the Released Parties, I will indemnify, defend and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any such Liability which any may be incurred as the result of such claim.
I hereby warrant that I have read this Agreement carefully, understand its terms and conditions, acknowledge that I will be giving up substantial legal rights by signing it (including the rights of the minor, my spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns), acknowledge that I have signed this Agreement freely and voluntarily, without any inducement, assurance or guarantee, and intend for my signature to serve as confirmation of my complete and unconditional acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement. This Agreement represents the complete understanding between the parties regarding these issues and no oral representations, statements or inducements have been made apart from this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.